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Monday, February 2, 2009

How to make Jollof Rice

Ingredients

Rice
Fresh Tomatoes
Pepper
Tomato Paste
Onions
Salt
Maggi/Knorr/Bullion
Cooking oil
Stock
Water

Method

1.Wash your rice
2. Boil your rice in a rice cooker or in a good old pot till almost done
3.Blend tomatoes,onions,pepper(I add the paste to this after I start blending)
3.Heat some oil in a pot and pour in some chopped onion
5.Stir in the blended tomatoes ET AL;Fry till done
6.Pour in the stock and bullion
7.Add salt to taste
8.Bring to a boil then,pour in you almost done rice(turn down the heat,I advice that you don't stir at this point to avoid burning but if you must stir,take pot off the stove.
9.Allow rice the cook on medium heat till done.
10.Dish jollof rice and dig in.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

How to make Fufu

Utensils needed:

Pot
Water
Ladle
Bowl

Ingredients

Water(depends on how much you're making)
Fufu mix(flour)

Method:
1.Boil some water in a pot and bring it to a boil.
2.Pour a bit of fufu and water in a bowl and mix till you have a smooth,not too thick solution
3.Stir the solution into the boiling water and allow to come to a boil
4.Pour in some more fufu powder and stir with the ladle till it feels like dough(Turn down the heat @ this point)
5.Take pot off of the burner ,fire,stove,cooker or water ever source of heat you're using(It's alive!just kidding,your fufu is done)
6.Serve this with any African soup(that is soups intended to be eaten with fufu)

Hint:Scoop fufu out of pot before it cools down and pour some water in pot so it doesn't stick and it's easier to wash.

Did I mention Step 2 helps avoid lumps in fufu?Pros would skip this step and pour the fufu directly into the boiling water but I assume people looking @ this recipe have not attained that status yet.